Last Updated: May 21, 2024

Kyo'ng-t'aek CHO'NG

Aliases

정경택; Kyong-thaek JONG; Kjong-thä ČONG

Position

Director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army. Minister of State Security of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from 2017 until 2022.

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.314.01.0081.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A314%3ATOC

Official reason

Jong Kyong-thaek is the Minister of State Security of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) since 2017. The Ministry of State Security of the DPRK is one of the leading institutions in charge of implementing the repressive security policies of the DPRK, with a focus on identifying and suppressing political dissent, the inflow of ‘subvers...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2021-03-22)

Date of listing

2022-12-06

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

Restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses

Regime

EU-horizontal

Target State

Human Rights

Measures

Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999

Official Information

On 9 December 2019, the Council welcomed the launch by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of preparatory work to establish a horizontal EU sanctions regime against serious human rights violations and abuses. On 17 November 2020, the Council approved conclusions on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Demo...

Program URL

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02020D1999-20211213